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DSI Thailand finally arrests alleged sex trafficker two months after victim’s emergency call from Dubai

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DSI Thailand finally arrests alleged sex trafficker two months after victim’s emergency call from Dubai

A sex trafficking suspect, wanted since September, was finally located and arrested in Samut Sakhon province just before the weekend. The case came to light when a Thai woman made an internet plea for help from Dubai on September 19.

The suspected Thai man is said to have misled many Thai women into the sex trade in the United Arab Emirates with promises of well-paid jobs in massage parlours.

The victims found themselves with huge debts and living in appalling conditions, but could not escape because their passports were confiscated.

The Department of Special Investigation, called the DSI, said the matter will be further investigated and legal action will be taken against foreigners associated with the case.

The DSI also warned Thais not to trust agencies that claim to offer good-income massage jobs abroad, especially in countries such as South Korea, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Cases or tips related to human trafficking are reported confidentially through the DSI 1202 hotline or by writing or visiting the office in Bangkok’s Lak Si district.

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